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Rixonway gears up for charity cycle challenge


Published by Rebecca Jackson for Rixonway Kitchens Limited in Communities

Rixonway foursome prepare to cycle 500 miles for charity Rixonway foursome prepare to cycle 500 miles for charity

Rixonway Kitchens team to cycle 500 miles for British Limbless Ex Service Men’s Association

Four Rixonway Kitchens employees are preparing to complete a 500 mile cycling challenge to raise money for the British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association (BLESMA).

The team, Julian Dudley, Commercial Director, David Balfour, Financial Controller, Nick Greenall, Operations Director and Andy Prosser, Head of Merchant Sales, will ride in relay from St Malo to Cahors in the Midi region of south western France to complete The Cahors Challenge 2011. The team will depart on 28 September and will ride for five days to complete the course. All participants will donate half of the money raised to a charity of their own choice, BLESMA in Rixonway’s case, with the remainder to be donated Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation.

BLESMA is a national charity providing support for limbless serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants and widows. It directly helps all service men and women who lose limbs, the use of limbs, eyes or sight during service.

Julian Dudley said: “The work that BLEMSA carries out and the support they provide for our servicemen and ex-servicemen is invaluable. We worked with various disability associations including the Royal National Institute of Blind People to create our Ultima kitchen range for the less abled and supporting BLESMA continues our commitment in this area.”

This is the latest in a string of charity challenges completed by Dewsbury-based Rixonway Kitchens. The foursome completed a similar cycling challenge in Ireland last year which raised over £6,000 for Lincolnshire-based Lindsey Lodge Hospice as well as the main charities for this year’s cycle. Last year volunteers from the company also swam 10,000 metres and rose over £1,500 in the Marie Curie Cancer Care Swimathon. Rixonway recently worked with contractor Mears to jointly donate £500 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital chosen by the resident receiving the 500th kitchen installation in a refurbishment programme.

Formed in 1978, Yorkshire-based Rixonway Kitchens is the only UK kitchen manufacturer working solely in affordable and social housing.  It manufactures 12,000 units per week and employs over 400 people at its UK HQ and state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Dewsbury with 40 designers who operate nationwide. 

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